Abilene Set to Open “See Kansas” Art Exhibit

By Ryan Duey

Abilene is preparing to welcome a captivating new exhibit to its cultural scene. The “See Kansas” exhibit will be showcased at the Abilene Public Library from June 1 to August 7.

“We are truly excited to be able to display the “See Kansas” exhibit in the Jordan Room at the library this summer,” said Library Director Wendy Moulton. “Our 2024 Summer Reading theme for all ages is Adventure Begins at Your Library, and the travel poster-inspired art on display will encourage everyone to enjoy and explore our wonderful state and community.”

Produced by Parks and Green Spaces Art Projects, the exhibit features the work of nine artists from across the state, celebrating iconic and historic Kansas landscapes. Among these is the latest addition, “See Abilene,” highlighting many aspects that contribute to Abilene being recognized as the Best Historic Small Town.

“The “See Kansas” Art Project spotlights some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the state,” says Mary Gage, director of the project. “Nine Kansas artists were challenged to channel the beloved style of the National Parks Posters of the 1930s and ’40s and produce unique new images for Kansans of favorite Kansas places. We’re looking forward to sharing the exhibit of the artwork, as well as the new “See Abilene” poster, created in a similar style, with the community of Abilene this summer.”

Visitors are encouraged to attend a special sneak peek unveiling of the “See Abilene” at the Abilene Public Library on Thursday, May 30, at 4 p.m.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Abilene Public Library and Parks and Green Spaces to bring this series to our community,” said Julie Roller Weeks, Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau director. “The “See Kansas” series pieces are beautiful, and we’re proud to add ‘See Abilene’ to its collection.”

For more information, visit parksandgreenspaces.com.

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